Like Jonah, we often struggle with our enemies, trying to understand their pain and struggles, trying to show compassion. Even though God gives Jonah clear instructions, Jonah runs from God, allowing his disobedience to affect others. God’s Word is clear to us as well. We only have to access it and respond obediently.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17, Psalm 139:7-12, Matthew 12:39-40, Luke 11:29-32, 2 Timothy 3:16
The book of Jonah may be considered a children's Bible story, but it is full of grown up lessons. This three-week series is about the prophet Jonah who is instructed by God to call to repentance the evil citizens of Nineveh. God?s call to Jonah is similar to our admonition to impact the world for Christ.
Scripture: Jonah 1 - 4
Jonah's book reveals what we can expect when we say "no" to God's clear instructions. We head into a "storm" in our lives, we put others in danger. We face a "fish" disaster and we have to return to fulfill the original assignment.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Jonah 1 - 3, 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 1 Chronicles 21:1-19, Romans 11:29, 2 Kings 14:25
Jonah, the reluctant prophet, is a picture of God's mercy, love and grace provided in spite of man's stubborn self-righteousness. This colorful tale of the man who tried to out-run God is truly a comedy of errors.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Jonah 1 - 4, Joel 1:5, Matthew 22:36-40
Jonah cries a desperate prayer in the belly of the whale and surrenders completely to God. Our prayer requests should come with fervent praise and thanks to God. We cannot afford to be lukewarm in our responses to God.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Jonah 2:1-6, Hebrews 12:1-2, Jonah 1:1-17, Mark 14:36, Romans 6:6-14
Sometimes we are so selfish that we fail to see the needs of the lost. Blinded by his own comfort zone, Jonah refuses to extend to others what God has so generously extended to him and to us – grace. Jonah runs from God in willful disobedience, concerned only for his own people. God is concerned for all people.
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-10, Jonah 3:1-5, Jonah 4:1-3, Jonah 4:9, Jonah 4:11